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Executing SOA: A Practical Guide for the Service-Oriented Architect by Tilak Mitra, Dr. Keith Jones, Robert G. Laird, Norbert Bieberstein

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Chapter 5. Leveraging Reusable Assets

One of the key characteristics of a service-oriented architecture is reusing assets. Of course, this means service reuse, but service reuse is just one aspect of the potential for reusing assets and bringing the benefits of decreased costs and faster time to market for your enterprise. Many opportunities for reuse should be considered and exploited. This chapter shows you the elements of SOA reuse that you should consider.

What Is an Asset?

An asset is something that adds value and provides a solution to a problem. The asset should be reusable in similar contexts and may be customized. Three dimensions describe reusable assets: granularity, variability, and articulation:

  • Granularity describes the size and purpose ...

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